Thursday, June 5, 2014
Australia's cuddly koala rarely drinks water and doesn't have any sweat glands, long leaving scientists to wonder how it cools off in a heatwave.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Astronomers have spotted the “Godzilla” of all Earths, a huge rocky planet orbiting a star 560 light years away that is changing scientists' understanding of the origins of the universe.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world's highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Research linking New Zealand's diminutive kiwi with a giant extinct bird from Africa is prompting scientists to rethink how flightless birds evolved.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Thousands of indigenous people near Guyana's border with Brazil are battling drought so persistent they fear crop failure and hunger.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans.
Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation — a money-saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The U.S. marine archaeological researcher who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was now urgent to prevent looting.